The past year has impacted different industries in different ways. Some had to make some adjustments but otherwise operated as normal. Others underwent dramatic short-term changes, but look to get back on track in the near future. And others were upended in ways that will have long-term consequences. Our top headlines this week look at…

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Want to keep up with the most important and most interesting news for small business owners this week? Look no further! We’ve got a collection of news, trends, and insights to help you navigate wherever your business is. Here are the new government efforts to help small businesses (USA Today) Retailers may want to upgrade…

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More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a better picture now of what the world of work might look like when it ends. With changes to office design, work patterns, structure, and more, there are a wide range of possibilities for entrepreneurs to consider. The hybrid office is here to stay. The…

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What do you need to know for your business today? We’ve found some of the most important news, trends, and insights for small business owners, including tax credits and deadlines, borrowing options, and more! What You Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit and Your Taxes (Inc.) IRS Delays U.S. Tax Deadline to May…

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What do you need to know about in the news that could impact your small business? This week we’ve pulled some news, trends, and insights on a wide range of topics, including health care, decision making, business finances, and more! 11 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Jeff Bezos’s Tremendous Success (Inc.) Escape the “Shecession” and Start…

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More and more small business owners are looking ahead to a post-pandemic world, as businesses continue to recover and learn from their adaptations over the past year. In this week’s top small business reading, we have several items reflecting on the pandemic and considering further options for recovery, plus other trends to pay attention to…

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If there’s one trait leaders can never have enough of, it’s confidence. Think about it. In good times and challenging times alike, team members enjoy working for leaders that view the glass as half full. Leaders with a confidence mindset are understanding that this too shall pass. They acknowledge the importance of encouraging fellow team…

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What’s going on in the world of small business? This week we’re focused on trends and insights for small business owners, including new social media outlets, tips on design and marketing, and more! Design elicits powerful emotions. This new book explores why (Fast Company) The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Clubhouse (Inc.) Co-working companies tap into customers…

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As your small business grows, it’s not always easy to keep your processes simplified. The more mature an organization becomes, the more things accumulate and get in the way of performance. Complexity can be a major hindrance to the overall productivity of an organization as well as to the morale of employees. Here are 6…

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We might like to believe otherwise, but the reality is that things don’t always go smoothly. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been in business for decades, no matter how successful you are or what you do, there are surprises waiting around the corner, obstacles for you to overcome, and problems to solve. So…

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